I come on here in an act of desperation. My fiancee has been steadily losing weight since she had our daughter back in January of 2010. She''ll be 29 this year, is 5'7 and at most 115 lbs.
She was 160lbs when she had our daughter. The weight slowly came off initially until late summer of 2010. At that point, she was about 130lbs.
Rolling forward to now, as mentioned, she's lucky if she's 115 lbs. She's since been to the doctor and had all kinds of tests done at the same time... everything but her hormones. Everything came back negative or normal. For the first time however, her iron was good, which is something she's always lacked.
She's been eating healthy for the most part and indulges in high calorie foods and drinks (chips, dip, soda, sandwiches, ice cream, etc.) before bed.
When I asked about getting her hormones checked, she said our doctor was not going to test them because women's hormones fluctuate too much to get an accurate result.
Now, I'm familiar with hormones. I'm on HRT myself due to my testosterone levels being low. I know that the peak time to check my hormones is in the morning between 9 and 11AM. I wish hers was that easy.
As an FYI, the tests showed that:
Complete Blood Count was normal
Liver function test was normal
Kidney values were normal
The 6 symptoms I can see are the following:
Heavy emotional swings
Very low (almost non-existent) libido
When doing an online diagnosis, the 10 things that were identified were:
2.*Adrenal Cortex Diseases
3.*Adrenal adenoma, familial
4.*Adrenal gland hyperfunction
8.*Functioning pancreatic endocrine tumor
Now, I'm not a medical guru... but to me, it definitely sounds like an adrenal issue.
Our doctor won't go into further testing until she's reached two years since her pregnancy. We are also challenged with having a doctor shortage in our area (although ironically, we have a university specifically for the medical field). That means trying to get a second diagnosis almost won't work. The response she usually gets: "Eat more".
Is there any specialist that might be able to diagnose things further? Specialists do exist here, although are hard to get in to. Also, she's tried to go to a naturopath, but we can't afford a $250 test at the moment.
Any suggestions would be awesome... our wedding is in a month and she's afraid she's not going to fit her wedding dress... even with alterations.
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